Good Meetings Or A Meeting With God

 

Good Meetings A Meeting with God
Efforts in advance are focused on promotion Efforts in advance are focused on preparation
We are determined to make sure that the people come We are determined to make sure that God comes
There comes a point when “enough of a good thing is enough” There is never a point when you can get “enough of a God thing”
We are determined to follow our schedule (we control the order of service) We are determined to follow God’s sovereignty (He controls the order of service)
Ultimate goal is to have decisions Ultimate goal is to have changed lives
We depend upon the speaker to manipulate the hearts of the people We depend upon the Spirit to move the hearts of the people
The altar will end up being full of people The people will end up being full of God
The impact upon lives is often short-lived and temporary The impact upon lives is always long-term and permanent
When the meetings end, the work of God is finished When the meetings end the work of God is just getting started
Impact of the messages is sometimes the result of the personality and the performance of the speaker Impact of the messages is always the result of the power and presence of God
Much attention is focused on the needs and sins of others (leads to pride) Much attention is focused on the needs and sins of self (leads to humility)
Services end when the clock and the calendar say we are done Services end when the Spirit of God says we are done
People want to come because of a great program (a desire to have fun) People want to come because of great preaching (a desire to hear from God)
Emphasis is often placed upon what we can do for God Emphasis is always placed upon what God can do through us
Have a tendency to make people feel more comfortable Have a tendency to cause people to experience conviction

When our best efforts in revival are only an attempt to manipulate people, manage situations, and manufacture results, we have little or no reason to expect anything extraordinary from God.

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Evangelist Harold Vaughan is the founder of Christ Life Ministries, Inc. To date, his ministry has led him to preach in forty-eight states and many foreign countries. Click on "ABOUT" in the menu bar to learn more about Harold.
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